Abidal, amb la pilota, a la Vall d'Aran. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

This Tuesday, in Val d’Aran, Éric Abidal trained with a football for the first time since he underwent liver-transplant surgery in April. “I’ve been thinking about training will the ball for a long time. Today is the first day. I’m tired, but happy,” he told Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.com.

“I think from now on my path to recovery will go well,” said the French defender after being relegated to the sidelines for more than half a year. When asked about his short-term goals, Abidal said that he’s taking it “little by little,” in addition to focusing on specifically on his “work rate and adjusting my technique.”

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